News from the Aurora University community

AU alumna receives first speaking role as an actress on FOX’s “Empire”

From completing her MBA to landing a spot on a hit television show, Shayla Day-Davenport, MBA ’05, has worked hard to pursue her on- and off-camera dreams.

Campus community welcomes Class of 2019

Excitement is in the air at Aurora University with approximately 629 freshmen joining the campus community last week.

Doctor of Education program prepares graduates for leadership positions in area school districts

Scott Rowe, EdD '16

In the Doctor of Education program at Aurora University, expert faculty, with a wealth of experience, are committed to teaching the most relevant and current curriculum. The Aurora campus and Woodstock Center offer three strands within the degree program.

A new view of AU


See AU from an all-new perspective! This summer, we filmed Aurora University from the air, offering a spectacular new look at its beautiful campus. A local freelance photographer shot this video using a quad copter, and he graciously donated his services.

Undergraduate experience paves the way to teaching career

Dr. Jennifer Buckley ’95, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance

Working in the health field was never a consideration for Dr. Jennifer Buckley when she began as a first-generation college student at Aurora University. She remembers being unsure how her AU experience could help shape her future, but recalls fondly two mentors who led her on a path of discovery.